Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Daily Rainbow Collection - Kauai

Nov 5
from Hanalei Villa driveway

Nov 6
from our balcony at Hanalei Villa

Nov 7
from Kalalua Trail

Nov 8
from the helicopter

Nov 8
from the car on the way to Poipu from Lihue
Nov 8
from the little grocery store parking lot
(same as from car above)

Nov 8
waiting for the boat tour
Nov 9
walking down to the pier for the boat tour

Nov 10
walking to Poipu Beach from our condo

Nov 10
almost to the beach
Nov 10
at the beach

Nov 10
close-up at the beach at Poipu
in all it's splendor and glory--
remember God's promise?

Nov 11
from the condo balcony

Nov 11
last time to Poipu Beach

Sunday, December 25, 2011

More of Kauai

Random snapshots from our Kauai travels... there was so much to see in so little time and I had fun trying to capture everything  beautiful and/or interesting!

from Hanalei Pier
think "South Pacific"

rooster running loose
in a Hanalie shopping center

more chickens :

 hanging heart on a bench

Next ones are from the car on the way to Kalalua Trail--

Norfolk Pine trees lined up

On the back from Kalalua Trail...

Back in Lihue...

Red Dirt Shirt Shop

Tom's red dirt shirt

Spouting Horn

Palm tree in the park with 2 kinds of clusters:

rocky beach

Saturday, November 26, 2011


sent to me by my special cousin Janna
that's us in the matching outfits below

 with more cousins at my maternal grandparents 50th anniversary celebration

Friday, November 11, 2011

Back to Austin via Lihue

sign in Lihue directing us to both places we had stayed -
Poipu and Hanalei - had fun in Waimea too

cowbird - we had seen them all around - just never close up

bike route

Kalapaki Bay
We went looking for the real Kuki'i Lighthouse, but didn't find it.

Surfers and paddle boarders at Kalapaki Beach

Orange Cordia blossoms

Orange Cordia Tree

At JJ's Broiler overlooking Kalapaki Bay we shared our table with another couple whose table got rained on. We were under cover and invited them to sit with us. They (Dan and Adriane) were leaving  half an hour later than us to go back to San Francisco. They were passing time just like we were. Tom had some great fish tacos and I had tasty fish chowder. We talked to them later at the airport. 
Adriane was randomly chosen for the patdown, just like I was.

Thank you, Kauai, for a wonderful vacation!

Last Hoopla - Wailua River Lookout

I love maps!

Wailua River Lookout

Opaeka'a Falls
from the lookout across the street from
the Wailua River Valley Lookout

check out the trees by the falls

a little closer

maximum zoom for this little camera

photo op for me with Opaeka'a Falls

Tom's turn with Opaeka'a Falls

marker for the highest peak on the island of Kauai


distant peak is Wai'ale'ale

Wai'ale'ale is 5,148 ft

view of Fern Grotto, a lush lava tube, popualar tourist attraction

the four specks in the river are kayaks


bougainvillea at lookout point

last glimpse of monstrous falls

looks just like yellow belles found right here in Texas